With a brow lift, patients can address wrinkles and sagging skin in the forehead area. At Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we offer this and other facial surgery procedures to residents of Sugar Land, San Antonio and Houston, TX.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, sometimes referred to as a forehead lift, is a surgical technique that addresses signs of aging in the forehead. Forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and a sagging brow can develop as we age. These can contribute to a tired or aged appearance, but a brow lift can elevate the eyebrows to refresh the appearance. Many patients choose to combine their brow lift with a a blepharoplasty or a facelift for more comprehensive results. We offer several variations of a forehead/brow lift, depending on the patient’s anatomy, forehead height, hairline, and desired outcome.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
The cost of a brow lift can range from $8,400 to $8,500 depending on the extent of treatment necessary to produce your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
How Does a Brow Lift Change the Facial Appearance?
The main cosmetic improvement from brow lift surgery is a substantial reduction in signs of aging on the upper face. Specifically, the procedure minimizes wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin that might result in vision impairment. After a brow lift procedure, a patients’ face could appear more youthful for several years.
Additionally, by lifting the brow placement higher on the face during surgery, the eyes usually look more alert, awake, and youthful. Furthermore, the operation might help fight sagging skin that makes someone constantly appear sad, worried, tired, or angry.
In most cases, a brow lift substantially rejuvenates a patient’s appearance. Generally, patients report looking at least ten years younger after surgery, with minimal scarring afterward. An experienced surgeon in Houston like Dr. Layton could further explain the benefits of a brow lift to any prospective patient.
What is the Brow Lift Procedure Like?
During a brow lift procedure, incisions are typically made along the hairline. Through these incisions, excess skin will be removed so that the skin on the forehead can be raised and tightened. After the desired results are achieved, the incisions are stitched. Then, a head wrap will be placed as a bandage.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Brow Lift?
Though many people are fine candidates to receive a brow lift operation, there are a few characteristics that might make certain individuals more suitable than others. For instance, since brow lift surgery is invasive, it is better suited for patients with moderate or severe aging signs around the eyes, eyebrows, and forehead.
Meanwhile, the surgery might be an excellent option for minimizing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, frown lines, and ones that form due to repetitive movements. Additional wrinkles the surgery could reduce include lines between the eyes, horizontal forehead creases, and deep wrinkles on the nose’s bridge. Anyone who notices these developments on their upper face might be a perfect candidate for a brow lift procedure.
Finally, even though a brow lift procedure is less invasive than other cosmetic surgeries, the results could dramatically change a patient’s facial appearance for several years. Therefore, anyone interested in a brow lift must be ready for long-term and noticeable enhancements.
Dr. Layton could assess a Houston patient’s facial attributes to determine whether they are an ideal candidate for a brow lift.
How is Recovery Following a Brow Lift?
Pain is minimal following a brow lift. Most patients take prescription pain medication the first day or two following the procedure and then rely on over-the-counter medication to control pain thereafter. Bruising can occur and usually settles around the eyes creating a “black eye” appearance, which can last about one week. During this time, patients may need to take time off of work and other activities to rest and recover. The stitches will be removed two weeks after your procedure.
To learn more about the brow lift procedure or to get started with your treatment, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers brow lifts to patients living in Houston, Sugar Land, Kerrville, and the nearby areas of Texas.